Bobby Deol is back with a bang and we couldn’t be more glad. His latest web series Ashram has become the talk of the town and everyone is talking about Bobby Deol – the ‘ACTOR’. He’s finally getting the appreciation that he had been longing for years.
In conversation with Indiatimes, Bobby spoke about his second innings, getting acknowledgment as an actor and the insider v/s outsider debate.
I Still Can’t Believe That People Are Appreciating Me So Much
First things first, we quizzed Bobby on how he’s adapting to everyone praising him as an actor to which he said, “I still can’t believe that people are appreciating me so much, I am just so grateful to everyone who has started enjoying my work now. Hard work eventually pays off. It’s a great moment in my life. I am really really very happy.”
I Made Up My Mind That I’ll Only Do Character-Driven Roles
When asked if he was surprised when he was approached for Ashram, he clearly said, “ I had made up my mind since long that I want to only read scripts that have character-driven roles. I decided to only choose characters that are challenging to me, something that I have never played in the past and something that I will never believe that I will get to play. When Prakash Jha, whom I wanted to work with for 25 years, approached me, I didn’t expect it. I was asked to play Baba’s character and I was taken aback and I was like HOW? WOW! It was something completely different than what you can imagine of Bobby Deol. “
“The first film I did was obviously because I am Dharmendra’ son and Sunny Deol’s brother and that’s what gave me the opportunity to get a head start, but all these years my work spoke for me.
He also spoke about bouncing back, “I am finally back. I left the bad part of my career behind, bounced back and then I made up mind that I want to be known as an actor more than anything. I need to fight within me, I have to do the best in whatever talent I have. I can see my parents feel proud of me because they have seen me trying to achieve this since long and finally that moment is coming true where they can see that people are actually talking about my work as an actor.”
Bobby also said that stardom doesn’t stay too long, “I feel stardom stays for a moment and then it goes away, it is very difficult to sustain stardom, but to get up every day and do your work which you enjoy is the best part that can happen to anybody, especially someone who wants to become an actor.”